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Can Weight Loss Lower Blood Pressure : How To Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally | How To Prevent High Blood Pressure Naturally

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Can Weight Loss Lower Blood Pressure

How To Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally | How To Prevent High Blood Pressure Naturally

How To Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally | How To Prevent High Blood Pressure Naturally

How To Reduce Blood Pressure | How To Prevent Blood Pressure | How To Lower High Blood Pressure | Lifestyle | Diet

Hey, guys! This weeks video is about high blood pressure and how you can prevent getting it with simple yet effective lifestyle changes. Healthcare professionals refer to high blood pressure as the silent killer and for a good reason! High blood pressure increases risks of many diseases and shortens your life significantly.

WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:
Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and is given as two figures:

Systolic pressure – The pressure when your heart pushes blood out.
Diastolic pressure – The pressure when your heart rests between beats.

As a general guide:
High blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or an average of 135/85mmHg at home)

Ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg

Low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower.

A blood pressure reading between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you’re at risk of developing high blood pressure if you don’t take steps to keep your blood pressure under control.

HOW TO PREVENT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:
High blood pressure can often be prevented or reduced by eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation and not smoking.

SALT & DIET:
Cut down on the amount of salt in your food and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. The NHS Eatwell Guide highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.

Salt raises your blood pressure. The more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. Aim to eat less than 6g (0.2oz) of salt a day, which is about a teaspoonful.

Eating a low-fat diet that includes lots of fibre – such as wholegrain rice, bread and pasta – and plenty of fruit and vegetables also helps lower blood pressure. Aim to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

Eatwell guide link: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide.aspx

ALCOHOL INTAKE:
Regularly drinking alcohol above recommended limits can raise your blood pressure over time.

Staying within these recommended levels is the best way to reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure:

Men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week. Spread your drinking over three days or more if you drink as much as 14 units a week.

Find out how many units are in your favourite drink and get tips on cutting down: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/alcohol-units.aspx

GET ACTIVE & LOSE WEIGHT:
Being active and taking regular exercise lowers blood pressure by keeping your heart and blood vessels in good condition.

Regular exercise can also help you lose weight, which will also help lower your blood pressure.

Adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week.

CUT DOWN CAFFEINE:
Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day may increase your blood pressure. If you’re a big fan of coffee, tea or other caffeine-rich drinks, such as cola and some energy drinks, consider cutting down.

STOP SMOKING:
Smoking doesn’t directly cause high blood pressure, but it puts you at much higher risk of a heart attack and stroke.

Smoking, like high blood pressure, will cause your arteries to narrow. If you smoke and have high blood pressure, your arteries will narrow much more quickly, and your risk of heart or lung disease in the future is dramatically increased.

SLEEP:
Long-term sleep deprivation is associated with a rise in blood pressure and an increased risk of hypertension. It’s a good idea to try to get at least six hours of sleep a night if you can.

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17 Comments

  1. Im 18 and my blood pressure is 156/90 something i think im either going to die before i turn 20 or my early 20s thats why i just give my parents all of my money

  2. I’m am vegan, I don’t drink alcohol,no sugar and I don’t eat salted food.. maybe I am lack of sleep that’s the reason at over work

  3. I’m 25 it tense to be always elevated in 130s doctors gave me medicine but right now I couldn’t sleep woke up after 2hours probably cus of the headache it gives me in the last 2 days can’t seem to fall back asleep it’s at it 140 right now is there anything to do to make it go lower at night ? So I can sleep

  4. Mine is 180/90 and it has been the same since more than 15 years.. I am 59 yrs old and I had never been sick in my life. Headache is about once in 3 or 4 month and if i took 2 tablets of para cetemol its gone in an hour if not an hour sleep will cure it. I never take any medicine except for cough medicine when i was in my primary school. I drank an average of 3 litres of coca cola every day and maybe 3 litres of plain water.
    Dont ever trust these stupid doctors.. they know nothing.

  5. For some time (close to Two years), I was maintaining my treatment to keep my blood pressure level not right up until this month I stumbled upon about this “zοtοsο Yuku” (Gοοgle it) cure. Health practitioner told me blood pressure level is returned to normal and I don`t really have to put cash into prescription for hypertension level.. .

  6. I clicked the "like" and now I'm commenting…. THANK YOU, for sharing helpful information without trying to sell me something. Truly great video!

  7. Loads of people are misdiagnosed with HBP every year. Why? Arm position. Do not let your Docotor ask you to put your arm down sloping towards the table, this can increase readings by 20/10. So you proper BP can be 130/80, but because of this mistake, you'll get a reading of 150/90 and guess what, you're put on pills, be, really careful about this mistake, nearly every GP does this most important test in a completely ad-hoc manner and this is an absolute disgrace to the cause of medicine. And guess what, you do your 24, and it's normal, why, because you put you arm in the horizontal position- which is correct.

    Also, smoking has been shown, most recently in a large Chinese study, to reduce BP- I know this is not PC, but, this odd anomaly (i.e smokers having lower BP than non-smokers) has been shown in numerous studies over the years. Also, moderate drinking is likewise recommended for BP, and it's known such drinkers have lower CVD and MACE events. If you've a home monitor check your BP the next time you've a glass or two of wine and you'd clearly see this effect.

    Be careful, with the Anglo/American medical community on these matters, they're in the habit of trying to scare people into taking pills, most of them are in the pockets of BIG PHARMA. The proof of this is the greek/Spanish/French diets- high in oils/fats/meats and wine plus moderate smoking and yet much lower MACE events than north European/American diets where people are constantly on unnecessary pills.

  8. once i had 200/110 and im only 15… :(( doctors didn’t find anything, but i always have a high blood pressure and my heart rate is sometimes too fast even when im a healthy teenager :((

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